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Workshop on finalisation of ‘CCGS’ held in NTS – India

A week-long workshop to finalise the “Concept-based Continuum of Graded Syl­labi” (CCGS) in English for the seven levels of general education with respect to English and also a Work­shop on Glossary of Evalu­ation Terms in Bangle was conducted at the Nation­al Testing Service-India (NTS-India) of CIIL, recently.

In order to make the CCGS comprehensive, the common concepts abstract­ed from the syllabi of lan­guage and literature courses formed by various institu­tions across the country were identified and incorporated after making an in-depth analysis of their hierarchical order delineating the major, minor and sub-components.

In this connection, several workshops were conducted in various phases to identi­fy the components and sub-components for language and literature and their asso­ciated dimensions for incor­porating them in the appro­priate levels of education.

Experts including Prof C B Dwivedi, Professor of Psy­chology, Bananas Hindu Uni­versity, Varanasi; Prof Talath Aziz, Professor of Education, Jamia Miliya Islamia, New Delhi; Prof SN Burman, Dr M Balakumar, both former­ly of CIIL and Sujoy Sarkar (LJR0, CIIL) participated in the workshop.

Experts discussed the distribution of components -subject matter (language and literature), personality traits and societal needs, language and literature with respect to seven levels of general ed­ucation for their suitability once again.

They later prepared the explanation for all the dimen­sions with illustrative exam­ples.

Dr V Ilangovan, senior resource person of NTS-1 coordinated the programme in consultation with Pankaj Dwivedi, officer incharge, NTS-I and Dr Biresh Kumar, R Shakunthala, Dr Sanjay Prasad Srivastava of NTS-1 and Swamali Choudary as­sisted the experts.

The progress of the work­shop was periodically report­ed by Murali Mohana N of NTS-I.

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